Vice President Facilities and Operations

Renewal Projects

Emily Murphy House as captured by Lawrence Herzog

Emily Murphy House

Location: Garneau
Architect: BR2 with support from NEXT Architecture
Contractor: Delnor Construction
Scheduled Completion: Spring 2018

Project Description:

Built in 1912, Emily Murphy House is a historical two-story home located on a single lot in Edmonton’s Garneau neighbourhood. The home has Craftsman style features with panelled doors, square staircase balustrades and newel posts inside, and eave brackets and exposed rafters outside. This renewal project includes a full exterior historic restoration of the home and will replace the home’s foundation. These renovations will maintain the character of the original structure so Emily Murphy House will meet historic resource designation requirements.

Resources:

Canada’s Historic Places


Dentistry/Pharmacy Centre

Location: Garneau
Scheduled Completion: 2023–24

Project Description:

The Dentistry/Pharmacy Centre has served UAlberta for nearly a century. The 30,650-square-metre structure was built in phases, starting with the original building in 1921–22, adding the east and west wings in 1946–47, and the centre wing in 1958. Like all good things, this phase of its life has come to an end. But with this end comes a new beginning: this restoration will provide new teaching, academic and administrative space while preserving the building’s historic features and increasing its sustainability and energy efficiency.

Resources:

Folio article: Capital investment provides new lease on life for 'architectural treasure'
Alberta Advanced Education
Faculty of Engineering: Dentistry & Pharmacy Building Redevelopment